While meeting and greeting the flash memory contacts I ran into the guys from Hoodman USA. Hoodman is offering all kind of innovative and practical digital camera and camcorder solutions. The Hoodman products are sold worldwide and are used by amateurs and professionals. Some of the new Hoodman accessories are the Hoodman H-RAV, a universal right angle viewer, and the Hoodman HoodLoupe Professional.
The new Fujifilm FinePix S9600 was introduced just before the Photokina started. The Fujifilm S9600 features a nine Megapixel Fujifilm Super CCD sensor, 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens and ISO 80-1600 performance. The new Fujifilm FinePix S9600 digital camera is aimed at serious hobbyist and enthusiast photographers who will benefit from its optical zoom lens range, plus all-round functionality. At the Photokina 2006 Fujifilm showed another interesting additional feature; wireless shooting. The Fujifilm FinePix S9600 was demonstrated with a wireless adapter mounted under the camera.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) panels, begins producing seven-inch LCDs in September to take the lead in the WVGA display market for mobile devices. The seven-inch LCD is well suited for high-end multimedia products such as handsets for digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB), portable multimedia players (PMPs), portable DVD players, and portable navigation systems. Samsung plans to expand the seven-inch LCD production capacity to 10 million units by 2007. The company unveiled its seven-inch display at the International Meeting on Information Displays, held in Daegu, Korea last month.
The makers of the award-winning lens cleaning technology, the Lens Pen, today introduce two new products designed to help photo professionals clean CCD and CMOS sensors on their high quality digital SLR cameras. SensorKlear is a specially designed upgrade of LensPen MiniPro that has been used for years by camera manufacturers’ Service Centers to clean CCD sensors, binoculars, camera and other lens surfaces. Why? Because it works and it’s easy to use! Now camera lovers everywhere can clean sensors just like pros do. SensorKlear and SensorKlear Pro will soon be available at high quality camera retailers and may also be ordered online via the company's website.
Gitzo, revered throughout the world for its precision and quality in bringing new products to market for both the professional photo and video - has redesigned it’s breakthrough 6X tripod technology. First launched in late 2005, 6X carbon fiber tripods utilized a revolutionary design process that reduced overall weight up to 17 percent without sacrificing strength or stability. The new generation of 6X tripods features an innovative “G-lock” mechanism, a new ground level feature, new upper discs and bolts The new G-lock - or gravity lock - mechanism represents Gitzo’s evolution of the twist lock system. The completely revised locks are faster, stronger and 20 percent more rigid than standard twist locks.
The MicroOptical Corporation, the leader in video eyewear for the portable electronics industry, today introduced the myvu Made for iPod edition. Available for $399, the new myvu personal media viewer is compatible with the 30GB, 60GB and the new 80GB Apple iPods with video, and is the perfect solution for viewing movies purchased from the new iTunes 7. Myvu comprises lightweight eyewear with built-in video viewing and audio systems, an ultra-thin battery pack for six hours of viewing time, and a small pendant that offers easy access to all controls. These features combine to offer an unsurpassed experience in portable video watching for iPod customers.
Creating a user experience for its Sansa portable media players, SanDisk today announced that seven companies will offer a variety of Sansa licensed accessories under a new Made for Sansa program. These include speaker docks, travel cases, headphones, armbands, FM auto transmitters, chargers and cables. "We are pleased to welcome the first partners in our Sansa accessory program," said E. Bone, SanDisk's director of consumer products. "With each new addition to the line of licensed Sansa accessories, we are creating a more complete ecosystem for enhancing the user experience among the growing base. Now users will have many options to enhance, customize and personalize their SanDisk players."
Logitech has reinvented the Harmony remote control. Adding a touch of luxury to its award-winning family of Harmony advanced universal remote controls, the company unveiled its new flagship Logitech Harmony 1000 remote, which includes a striking, color touch-sensitive screen. While it looks as expensive as traditional high-end, custom-installed remotes, the Harmony 1000 remote is more affordable, is easier for consumers to set up, and sets a new standard for ease of use. The Logitech Harmony 1000 remote delivers affordable luxury it simplifies control of today's complicated home-entertainment systems at a fraction of the price of traditional custom-installed remotes.